LAS Anubi helmet  £99.99

7/10

Well made helmet with good venting and choice of liners for hot and cold weather

Weight 308g   Contact  www.chickencyclekit.co.uk

by Dave Atkinson   July 14, 2011  

LAS make my current favourite helmet, the £120 Victory, and this Anubi is one rung below at £100 (although you can find it for less) which still makes it a fairly high end lid in most people's books. The Anubi is well made and has some nice features; I didn't get on with it quite as well as the more expensive Victory but it's a good piece of kit nonetheless.

You get everything you'd expect here: in-moulded shell, ratchet adjustment with a good range of height adjustability too, decent straps and an optional visor. LAS also provide two padding options with most of their helmets including this one; you get minimal summer pads, and a liner (with insect mesh sections) for cooler weather. Both are comfy and fairly quick drying, the summer pads much more so.

The Anubi uses a polycarbonate spine section along the top of the helmet that's also moulded into the foam. This allows for a huge air channel along the top of the lid that's great for getting a bit of breeze on your bonce when you're cracking along in the sun. There's 25 vents in all in the fairly big shell; our large size test lid weighed a reasonable 308g.

On the bike the helmet is well behaved, secure and comfortable. Maybe I'm a bit spoiled by the fact that the Victory is the most comfortable helmet I've had in a long time but the Anubi wasn't quite as good; I tended to notice it more on long rides, a combination of the extra weight and slightly different fit.

That's not to say it's a bad helmet, because it's not: the big vent really does the job when it comes to airflow and the fitting system allows for lots of adjustment. The liner is comfy (the summer pads a touch less so) and the straps are good too. Helmets are always a personal choice and you should try before you buy; this one might fit you to a tee. If it does, there's not much wrong with it in terms of on-bike performance And should you ever need to call on its bonce-protecting properties It's EN1078 and CPSC certified.

Verdict

Well made helmet with good venting and choice of liners for hot and cold weather.

road.cc test report

Make and model: LAS Anubi helmet

Size tested: Red/Black, L

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

25 vents with inner channels for continuous air flow.

Multi-directional impact cage.

Airtex Interpower inner pad for sweat wicking.

Also supplied with:

Silver Dry quick drying pads. Reflective kit. Helmet bag. Visor.

* Small 260g,

* large 320g

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

Didn't quite live up to the high standards of the more expensive Victory, but good nonetheless

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Holding up nicely

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10

Not super-light or super-heavy

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10

Good, liner choice makes for good year-round comfort too

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

For the money it's a good lid

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Very well

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Nice and breezy with optional liner for colder days

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Fit wasn't quite as good as other LAS lids but that's more a personal thing

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Not for me

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 38  Height: 190cm  Weight: 98kg

I usually ride: whatever I'm testing...  My best bike is: Genesis Equilibrium with SRAM Apex

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track

1 user comments

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LAS aren't the only helmet manufacturers who put anti-insect meshes in their winter padding, but no mesh in their summer padding. Basic Biology Fail.

posted by handlebarcam [527 posts]
14th July 2011 - 12:08

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